KARACHI: Grand operation against encroachments in parts of Karachi continued for another day on Sunday.
According to details, the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) team had halted the operation on Friday and then resumed it on Saturday.
The KDA demolished illegal constructions outside the shops at Samama Shopping Complex and Rabia City by using heavy machinery.
The shop keepers were also allowed to remove their items from the footpaths ahead of the operation.
The authorities said that the drive was launched across the country on the directives of the court while the shop keepers complained that they were not informed prior to the action.
Talking to media outside Empress Market on Sunday Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said that anti-encroachment operation will restore Karachi to its natural and historical beauty.
He said that the 30-year-old contract between KMC and the markets have been terminated therefore it was important to demolish, now parks will be made on that land to restore Empress Market to its original state.
Akhtar informed that affectees of operation will be provided with an alternative place and a committee has been formed for this purpose.
He added, “We do not want to affect anyone’s business and we will not repeat the mistakes of the past.”